February 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Duke Energy plant made 2006 best ever for economic numbers

Last year was one for the record books for economic development in Cherokee County. And the county has Duke Energy to thank for that. More...

Council decides to give school district less fee-in-lieu money

In a dramatic move to significantly boost its revenues, Cherokee County Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to increase its share of its fee-in-lieu tax stream. More...

HERMAN'S PIZZERIA

Gaffney Middle honors art students are working on a mural in the cafeteria under the direction of art teacher Christina Thompson. The mural will decorate a cafeteria room that is being converted into a pizza line. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Lucy's senses are fine, but his are a mess

Dear Annie: I have been involved in a romantic relationship with a co-worker for more than a year. "Lucy" is married with two teenage children. Her husband cheated on her a few years back, so they separated for two years. More...

Gaffney Children's Theatre presents enchanting fantasy

One of the most visually appealing shows ever be presented on the Gaffney Little Theatre stage, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, is set for a six-day run Feb. 22- 27. All performances are 7:30 p.m. More...

Rebecca Robbs sorority's 2007 Valentine Sweetheart

There were 10 members present at the February meeting of Xi Alpha Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi at the home of member Billie Taylor. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eveleen M. Patterson

Retired from Spring City

BLACKSBURG - Eveleen Moss Patterson, 78, of 1519 W. Cherokee St., died Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Blacksburg, she was the widow of R.H. Patterson and daughter of the late Ambros and Maggie Wilson Moss. More...

Melvin D. Blanton Sr.

Former employee of Gaffney Mfg.and Hamrick Mills

Melvin Don Blanton Sr., 88, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Peachtree C e n t r e , where he resided. More...

Syble Henry Moore

Retired from National Textiles

Syble Henry Moore, 55, loving wife of Donnie Moore of 505 Stephenson St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

State News

Lexington 1 school board OKs new $4.9 million FB stadium

The Lexington 1 school board voted Tuesday night to spend $4.9 million on a 4,500- seat structure that will be built along Pisgah Church Road on the edge of the campus. Construction should begin this spring. More...

USC study in 'Nature'shows decreased carbon dioxide levels cooled the Earth

COLUMBIA - While scientists are debating how carbon dioxide changes the climate - and may even contribute to global warming - a study by geology researchers at the University of South Carolina shows that decreased carbon dioxide led to one of the More...

Meeting in Shelby will discuss plans for storytelling fest

SHELBY - Storyteller Donald Davis drew such a crowd for his workshop and performance last August that many in Cleveland County would like to see a storytelling festival in the area. More...

DISCUSSING TOUGHER DUI LAWS

Seventh Circuit Solicitor Trey Gowdy discusses some of the problems with the state's DUI law during a press conference Tuesday morning at the Statehouse in Columbia. Gowdy appeared with Gov. More...

Officer: Child smelled like marijuana

Police go to home; make 3 arrests

Three Gaffney residents face charges after a 3-year-old child arrived at the S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind in Spartanburg on Friday allegedly smelling of marijuana smoke. More...

City inspector holding up theater opening

Cherokee County residents will have to wait just a bit longer for the grand opening of American Family Entertainment Center's Starplex facility. The building next door to Outback Steakhouse and Prime Outlets - Gaffney is stocked and ready to go. More...

Local News

Development board moving office to college campus

The Cherokee County Development Board will be going back to college - sort of. More...

County's location big plus in industrial recruiting

When you're selling Cherokee County to potential investors, there's one asset you have to focus on, according to Hal Johnson, CEO of Upstate Alliance - location, location, location. More...

PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY -

Blacksburg High History Club member Amber Powell is shown Monday helping Blacksburg Elementary fifth grade students learn interesting facts about the nation's presidents. More...

Sports

Strickland, Moore receive honor

Gaffney High Principal Dr. Quincie Moore and football coach Phil Strickland were honored for their leadership Feb. 18 by the High School Sports Report (HSSR). Moore was named the administrator of the year. More...

Gaffney's most wanted

¦Top colleges hot on trail of Gaffney backer J.B. Shippy

Gaffney linebacker J.B. Shippy is about to live the dream of every high school football player - to be coveted by the best college programs in the country. Shippy is the No. More...

Wresting team gains popularity

Team Indian Wrestling is making a name for itself. The AAU youth wrestling club, with members ranging in age from four to high school, will participate in a tournament at Wren this weekend. More...

Columns

Anna Nicole unto eternity

One did not expect flags to be flown half-mast for Anna Nicole Smith - or candlelight vigils or a nationwide minute of silence. Still, it was a bit unsettling to see how seamlessly the celebrity moved from life to the great beyond. More...

OUR VIEWS

Entertainment center is a welcome addition It would be an understatement to say the recently completed American Family Entertainment Center complex located adjacent to the outlet mall is a welcome addition to Cherokee County. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It was 114 years ago that the first Gaffney Ledger was published

One hundred fourteen years ago today the first edition of this newspaper, then called The Weekly Ledger, was published by my great-grandfather, Edward Hope DeCamp. I have a framed copy of one of the original front pages of that first edition. More...

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